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Sunday 04th October 2009
Dunton miss out on the chance to top the Premier Division supported by Sportsform Table
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Biggleswade United Reserves despite sitting the afternoon out remain two points clear at the head of the league table, after both Dunton and Campton failed to come up with victory's. Dunton held to a 0-0 home draw by second from the bottom of the table Westoning Recreation Club, whilst Campton were losing 1-0 at Renhold United, a goal just five minutes into the contest from United's Chris Huckle winning the day to lift his club up into third spot in the league standings.

AFC Kempston Town's chance to go to the top of the table failing to materialize when Meltis Corinthians pulled out of their Hillgrounds clash on Friday evening and then just twelve hours later gave written notice to the league that the club was folding.

Up into fifth place in the table are Oakley Sports 4-0 home winners over Blunham. The Sportsman with both Ollie Housden and Ashley Banks back in their ranks following their midweek transfers from Campton took the lead 15 minutes into the game thanks to a strike from Stuart Kelly before Ben Brown struck to take his side into a 2-0 half-time lead, Brown going on to complete his hat-trick with another two goals in the games closing 10 minutes.

For Ickwell & Old Warden it was a first home win of the season when Sharnbrook were beaten 3-1 on The Green, goals from Steve Thomas and Zak Rowe taking them 2-0 clear until Lawrence Bentham reduced the arrears just before the break, but a second half strike from Andrew Vallom ensured Sharnbrook would return home empty handed.

Over at Gold Street, Southill Alexander were coming up with their first away win of the campaign 3-0 over hosts Riseley Sports who remain on the bottom of the league table, a strike from Richard Lewin saw the visitors lead 1-0 at the break before a goal from Matt Pye and a penalty from David Morbin took them three goals clear by the final whistle. Also winning 3-0 away were Wilshamstead at Woburn, where goals in the closing 20 minutes from Phil Johnson, Jack Wicks and Paul Jones did the damage.

Division One

Leighton United with goals from Darryl Smith and Asim Munir won 2-0 at FC Meppershall to move back onto the top of the league table on goal difference after Flitwick Town were held to a 0-0 draw at Marston Social, the Social now slip themselves down into fourth place after Caldecote Reserves run out 7-3 home winners over Stevington, Jack Boyd netting four times, Leeroy Odd grabbing a brace alongside a single strike from Mark Endersby, the visitors replies coming via Gavin White, Ian Woods and Aaron Fletcher.

Also winning 7-3 at home were Kempston over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves, two goals inside the opening eight minutes from Aaron Perrett and Jamie Carson setting them on their way until Mathew Bruney reduced the arrears 20 minutes into the contest, but by the break the scoreline read 5-1 following a penalty from Perrett plus goals from Danny Burraway and Josh Anderson. Bruney was to bring the scoreline back to 5-2 on 68 minutes until goals from Dean Sturniolo and Carson with his second of the afternoon took Kempston 7-2 in front before a Ashley Smith penalty brought up the final scoreline two minutes from time.

For Blunham Reserves it was a third win on the bounce, 4-1 home winners over Kempston Hammers Sports, Mark Davidson hitting an hat-trick alongside a goal from Gareth Hughes, the lone reply coming from Matthew Mossop.

Elsewhere, there were away wins for Bedford Sports Athletic and AFC Kempston Town Reserves. Athletic with a opening half goal from Ashley Mead were to add to their total in the second period thanks to strikes from Asa Mead and Ian Asplin to win 3-0 at Campton Reserves, whilst Town were 5-0 victors at Henlow, just 1-0 ahead at the break via a Tristan Peck goal their tally was added to in the second period with a brace from Tryonne Kelly plus strikes from Nigel Drummond and Earl Patterson.

The days final game in this section at Miller Road between Meltis Albion and Sandy ending 0-0.

Division Two

Potton Wanderers lead at the head of the Division Two league table is now down to just goal difference after they threw away a 3-0 home half-time lead against Kempston Royals, thus losing their seasons 100% record in a 3-3 draw, two goals from Ricky Aris plus a strike from Danny Fox taking The Wanderers into that r lead before a brace after the break from Lorenzo Jordan and a single strike from Claudio Jordan salvaged a point for The Royals.

Closing the gap on The Wanderers are Bedford Hatters, 4-1 home winners over Elstow Abbey, Aaron Izzard netting twice alongside single strikes from Danny De-Foe and Richard Cook against a lone Abbey reply via David McCarthhy.

For third place Brache Sparta Community Reserves, a lone second half goal from Alex Igori took them to the three points and a 1-0 win at Harpur FC, whilst the biggest win of the day in this section belonged to Kings AFC, 4-0 home winners over Shefford Town, Olive Plestead twice plus Josh Clements and Chris Greene hitting the goals that did the damage.

The other three games in this Division all finishing in stalemates, Luton Old Boys with a goal from Wilron Keron in the opening half led 1-0 until Marston Shelton Rovers levelled matters with a 70th minute goal from James Burraway to see the game end 1-1, whilst a brace of goals from Shillington's Sam Larsen was cancelled out by Clifton goals from Darren Carter and Lee Austin in a 2-2 draw at Whiston Crescent. The same scoreline by which Great Barford drew at home with Marabese Ceramics, Gary Russon hitting both of the home goals against replies from Ricky Brugnious and James Tizard.

Division Three

There are new leaders at the head of the Division Three league table in the shape of Dunton Reserves, goals from Dave Gibbs and Steve Spiers against a home reply from Ali Morris took them to a 2-1 win at Wilshamstead Reserves to leap above Queens Park Crescents who were held to a 3-3 home draw by Stopsley Park, Junaio Miah, Mohammed Zahed and Shedad Satter on the scoresheet for The Crescents against Park replies from Kofi Asante, Jack O'Shea and Chris Gardner.

For Sandy Reserves it was a first win of the season, 4-3 at home over Riseley Sports Reserves, Graham Ward, Matt Baines, Charlie Seward and Brad Dennis hitting the home goals against a brace in reply from James Parker plus an own goal from Graham Ward.

The days final game in this Division seeing goals from Carl Townsend and Marco Kobdzic take Renhold Village to a 2-0 win at Westoning Recreation Club Reserves.

Division Four

In Division Four, we also have a change of leadership at the head of the league table in the shape of Sundon Park Rangers who won 8-0 at Stewartby Village, Nikki Buttegeig netting four times, Chris Mapp twice, alongside single strikes from Paul Raymond and Matt Conway, Rangers taking over the top slot on goal difference from Sharnbrook Reserves who were beaten 0-2 at home by M& DH Oakley, goals from Jamie Underwood and Shaun Cafferty doing the damage.

For Kempston Athletic, it was a first win of the campaign, 6-2 at home over Clifton Reserves, Gary Whitbread netting an hat-trick to go with goals from Robert Cacchio, Dave Wild and Mark Nicholson, whilst the Clifton replies came via Barry King and Chris Denyer.

Meanwhile, Bedford Park Rangers are still searching for their opening point of the season after being beaten 1-4 at home by Eastcotts, Oliver Bates, Kieran Day, Ciaran Alexander and Liam Parker netting the winners goals against a Rangers reply via Jim Jacob.

The days final game in this Division seeing a brace of goals from Ryan Short give Flitwick Town Reserves a 2-1 home win over Thurleigh for whom Ben Stock found the back of the net.


Preview Saturday 10th October 2009

The attention this weekend for Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs falls upon ties in the opening round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy, of the 13 ties taking place, four are all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs, in which three have already met in league action this season. At Crawley Road, Woburn receive a visit from Campton whose 100% league record they put paid too when the sides clash at the same venue just three weeks ago, whilst Westoning Recreation Club head back to Hillgrounds to face still 100% at home AFC Kempston Town who beat them 10-2 in league action in early September.

The trio of all Bedfordshire County League ties being made up by Wilshamstead visit to The Green to face a Ickwell & Old Warden side who they beat 2-0 at the same venue three weeks ago. Whilst the fourth all domestic affair scheduled to go ahead at Second Meadow, where Biggleswade United Reserves were due a visit from Meltis Corinthians will now not go ahead following the resignation from the league of Meltis Corinthians.

For both Riseley Sports and Southill Alexander its home ties against opposition from The Molten Spartan South Midlands League, at Gold Street, Riseley face a tough looking task when middle table Division One outfit AFC Dunstable come calling, whilst at The Carlsberg Stadium, Southill Alexander entertain Division Two club and current holders of the trophy The 61FC Luton.

Enjoying home advantage against opposition from The Hereward Teamwear United Counties League are Blunham, who at their Moggerhanger Playing Fields headquarters will be in action against local rivals Potton United, but for Oakley Sports and Renhold United its trips on the road to United Counties League Division One clubs. The Sportsman heading to Weston Park to face middle of the table Wootton Blue Cross, whilst United will perhaps more than fancy their chances when they travel to Hillgrounds for a meeting with AFC Kempston Rovers despite them being last seasons beaten finalists.

League action in Division One, sees the top four sides play each other, leaders Leighton United hitting the road to Marston Playing Fields to face fourth place Marston Social, whilst at Steppingley Road, second place Flitwick Town place their 100% home record on the line when third place and still 100% on the road this season Caldecote Reserves come calling.

Thus for fifth place Bedford Sports Athletic, its a chance to close the gap on the top four when they look to extend their home unbeaten run at Cople Playing Fields against FC Meppershall. Still very much in the promotion race are sixth place Kempston, they have games in hand over all those sides above them, thus it will be a major surprise if they come away from bottom of the table Stevington empty handed.

Other action sees Blunham Reserves travel for a local derby clash at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, seeking their fourth win on the bounce against hosts Sandy who will hope to return to winning home ways after losing their last two home league encounters.

Over at Cutler Hammer, Kempston Hammers Sports will be in search of their first win of the season when Campton Reserves winners of their last two away games come calling, whilst at Miller Road, Meltis Albion will be in home action against a travelling AFC Kempston Town Reserves, who journey seeking their third away win on the bounce.

In Division Two, league leaders Potton Wanderers are hitting the road to Greenfields, for a meeting with bottom of the table Shillington, whilst second place Bedford Hatters have perhaps on paper a tougher looking encounter away from home at Bedford Hockey Centre against Harpur FC.

For third place Brache Sparta Community Reserves its home action at Dallow Road, where they look to preserve their seasons unbeaten record against sixth place Marston Shelton Rovers, whilst in Hillgrounds, Kempston Royals still with an 100% home record this season host fourth place Arlesey Social Galacticos who travel still unbeaten this campaign.

Over at The Warren, second from bottom of the table Elstow Abbey will be in home action against Clifton who will be looking to break a sequence of three consecutive draws, while Kings AFC travel to Groveside to face Marabese Ceramics in search of their first away points of the season.

The days final game in this Division, seeing Shefford Town now on a four game losing run host Luton Old Boys who travel still unbeaten on the road this season.

Division Three action sees league leaders Dunton Reserves in home Horseshoes Close action against local rivals Caldecote A, where you would expect them to collect the full three points, but waiting in the wings should they slip up are second place Queens Park Crescents, who put their seasons unbeaten record on the line in Mowsbury Park with a visit from third place Lidlington United Sports.

For fourth place Renhold Village, its a home clash with Wilshamstead Reserves, the hosts seeking their first home win of the season and the visitors their first away win of the campaign, whilst bottom of the table Westoning Recreation Club Reserves are in home Greenfield Road action seeking their opening points of the season against Riseley Sports Reserves.

The days final game in this Division bringing about a Luton Regional Sports Centre clash between hosts Stopsley Park and visitors Sandy Reserves.

In Division Four, there is a meeting between the top two sides at Stockwood Park, where league leaders Sundon Park Rangers host second place Sharnbrook Reserves, whilst third place M& DH Oakley are in home action looking to close the gap on the top two when Kempston Athletic come calling at Oakley Playing Fields.

Other action comes at Whiston Crescent, with a meeting between hosts Clifton Reserves and the only team below them in the league table Bedford Park Rangers, in Hillgrounds, where Eastcotts host a Dinamo Flitwick side playing their first away game of the season and at Thurleigh Playing Fields, where Thurleigh commence their seasons home programme with a visit from Stewartby Village.
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